6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 21, 2014


  1. Bankruptcy Let-Off: New Law Could Put Reformed Debtors In Charge Of Banks. Legislators are being urged to tread cautiously as they move to put in place a new framework which could see a person who was declared bankrupt being rehabilitated and allowed to head banks… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Manufacture Underperforms As Economy Expands. The mining and quarrying industry increased by 12 per cent during the December quarter, driven by higher production and global demand for bauxite and alumina, according to economic data released by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. A New Dawn: New Police Station Opened In Dudus’ Former Enclave. Two years after National Security Minister Peter Bunting presented what he described as the ‘Tivoli Paradigm’ to reduce murders under his watch, he has moved to assure residents of west Kingston that he harbours no ill will towards them… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. IMF Agrees To New Timeline For Passage Of Bankruptcy Act. The structural benchmark for the passage of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act has been shifted from the end of March to June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. CaPRI Supports New Insolvency Laws. Jamaica’s need for modern bankruptcy and insolvency laws is being hastened by the current IMF agreement, according to Dr Christopher Tufton, co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. West Indies Look To Rebound. Stung by their first-ever loss to Ireland in an official fixture, the West Indies will today go in search of a series-levelling win against the visitors when both teams meet in the second game of their two-match Twenty20 (T20) International series at Sabina Park… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com